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Michel Taillis Création, now known as Atelier Michel Taillis, is a French artisan firm that manufactures animated figures to decorate and add visual interest to store display windows, stands and any other premises requiring presentations with special appeal. The company’s animated figures are perfect for shopping malls, retail stores, government centres such as city halls, hotels, restaurants, museums, amusement parks, event venues, and more.

The company, founded by Michel Taillis more than 25 years ago, is set in the heart of Normandy, between Rouen and Dieppe.

Today, Atelier Michel Taillis has grown into a team of men and women who are utterly devoted to their trades – mechanic, electrician, seamstress, carpenter – and invested in designing and manufacturing high-quality, animated characters.

Atelier Michel Taillis is the animated figures leader in France and, having earned renown in many countries around the world, the company now exports to Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Australia and beyond.  As the perfect partner for display professionals and event organisers, Atelier Michel Taillis offers a wide variety of creations to energise displays of all kinds, bringing the charm of movement to mobilise sales.

Our sales team is here for you, ready to offer you whatever guidance you need, and Carole and Virginie will carefully help calculate your budget for your display plans.

Sale: Our sales catalogue lists more than 230 articles. Feel free to contact us for more information.

Rental: We have a stock of animated figures and objects available for hire in France, Belgium and the United Kingdom. Our rental animated figures are inspected and approved for hire before they leave our warehouse and again when they are returned.

Custom creations: Whatever your company or project, Atelier Michel Taillis can help make it possible by creating tailor-made animated figures that will delight your customers or audience. Our staff will do their utmost to design the figures, find the suppliers and create the mechanical elements that will make the plans you’ve dreamed of a creative reality.

After-sales service: All our animated figures are covered by a one-year warranty on parts and labour. Our workshops also offer a repair service and will give you a prompt estimate for repair if a figure is damaged. What’s more, we have a cleaning service available if any of your animated figures need “freshening up” to look their best.

Our clients

We have a very diverse range of customers. In order to give life to product displays or reception areas. We work with decorators, hotels, restaurants, administrations, malls, garden centres, all sorts of shops (from small independents to chains), departments stores, city councils, amusement parks, museums, zoos… Our clients have measured the impact animations have had on their visitors and they keep coming back.

store chains
store chains
Monsieur Bashmakov – Russia // Cocktail Scandinave – France // Orchestra – France // Foirfouille – France // Paul & Joe – Paris // Zadig & Voltaire – Paris // Fenwick – United Kingdom // Sport Brundel – Austria // Wempe – Germany
MALLS
MALLS
Kerry – Hong kong // Ilius – Romania // Kennet Shopping – United Kingdom
SHOPS
SHOPS
Gift shops // Pharmacies // Opticians // Fashion boutiques // Book shops // Bakeries, butchers, caterers
Garden centers & Hardware stores
Garden centers & Hardware stores
Distrivert // Truffaut // Jardiland // Brico Belgium // Brico Dépôt - Belgium // Garden Group – UK
Department stores
Department stores
Jelmoli – Switzerlans // Arnotts – Ireland // Galeries Lafayettes – France // Hyundai – Korea // A.B.C Achrafieh – Libanen // Tapis Hertz – Luxembourg
ADMINISTRATIONS
ADMINISTRATIONS
City of Rouen // City of Havre // City of Mans // Istres tourist office // Calais Opale Bus // La Garde city hall
DESIGNERS
DESIGNERS
2 Dezign – Netherlands // Semler – Austria // Teamrite – Hong Kong // Illuminations Services - France // Blachère // Cipolatti & Cipolatti – Brazil // MK Mont – Czech Republic // Kroenlein – Germany // Chase Clarkson – Australia // H Bee Planning – Japan // First Christmas – Germany
Supermarkets
Supermarkets
Cora // Super U // Carrefour // Leclerc // Auchan // Intermarché
TV SHOW
TV SHOW
Endemol
HOTELS ET RESTAURANTS
HOTELS ET RESTAURANTS
Hotel les Airelles – Courchevel // Hippopotamus – France // Hotel Vendôme - Vendôme // Hotel Manali – Courchevel // Restaurant le Spazzio – Fécamp // Hotel Le Lana – Courchevel // Sofia Hotel Balkan – Bulgarie // Metropol Palace – Serbia // Shangri La – Hong Kong // Marché restaurant – Singapour
ZOO, MUSEUMS ANS AMUSEMENT PARK
ZOO, MUSEUMS ANS AMUSEMENT PARK
Beauval Zoo - France // Musée Le Petit Pays - France // Port Aventura – Spain // Thursford – United Kingdom // Parc de la Sauvagette – France // Sundown – United Kingdom // Espace Marineland – France
Christmas market
Christmas market
Oraison City hall // St Laurent en Caux City hall // Champs Elysées market